eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby RobertFrith » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:49 pm

A Sheldon 'why be normal' Brown bike is up View item
SA ASC fixed 3 speed and biopace chainring. The hub runs backwards with the chain on the LHS. The man was a true eccentric :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby tedsbikes » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:13 am

RobertFrith wrote:A Sheldon 'why be normal' Brown bike is up View item
SA ASC fixed 3 speed and biopace chainring. The hub runs backwards with the chain on the LHS. The man was a true eccentric :D
More about the build [url=<A class=vglnk title="Link added by VigLink" href="http://sheldonbrown.com/org//gunnar/]here[/url" rel=nofollow target=_blank vglnk_1363475279261="2"><SPAN>http</SPAN><SPAN>://</SPAN><SPAN>sheldonbrown</SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>com</SPAN><SPAN>/</SPAN><SPAN>org</SPAN><SPAN>//</SPAN><SPAN>gunnar</SPAN><SPAN>/]</SPAN><SPAN>here</SPAN><SPAN>[/</SPAN><SPAN>url</SPAN></A>]


That's cheap :D

You can pay more than that for just the ASC 3 speed fixed hub - see here http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NOS-1949-Stu ... 48475398d7

And how does a biopace chainring work ?? with a fixed gear? "Why be normal" Sheldon :oops:

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby quislor » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:20 pm

Would this one be worth buying for less that a hundred? From what I've read, it was a very low end model at the time. I'm only after a commuter bike and it has mudguards and a rack, which is a bonus.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:56 pm

tedsbikes wrote:
And how does a biopace chainring work ?? with a fixed gear? "Why be normal" Sheldon :oops:

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Am guessing it would be doing whatever it does (or doesn't do... SB was a non-sceptic on them, and kinda liked them), regardless of other gearing. His entry on it is a good read. He dismisses the slight change in chain tension as too small to be of concern.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:53 pm

grantw wrote:Yeah I reckon $700 is about right, though you never know when the fever will strike :)


It appears the fever is pandemic. $852 with 4 hours left.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:27 pm

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbourne-cbd/bicycles/vintage-peugeot-bike-frame-1970-s/1015512033

A nice frame, but at $450 for a bottom-end Peugeot it is waaaaay overpriced. At $150 it'd still be expensive.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:37 pm

This appears to be an airlite front hub on a bike you would least expect to find one http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Classic-10-s ... 3380b2198e
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:33 pm

Someone in Adelaide buy this right now, then pass the hubs on to me for the asking price, you keep the rest :lol: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Fixie-Fixed- ... 1c3112a74c
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:12 pm

grantw wrote:
grantw wrote:Yeah I reckon $700 is about right, though you never know when the fever will strike :)


It appears the fever is pandemic. $852 with 4 hours left.

Went for stupid money. It's not even that nice.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Bob_TAS » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:23 pm

Hamster wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbourne-cbd/bicycles/vintage-peugeot-bike-frame-1970-s/1015512033

A nice frame, but at $450 for a bottom-end Peugeot it is waaaaay overpriced. At $150 it'd still be expensive.


Not quite the same, but certainly cheaper and more, er, complete:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mount-nelson/bicycles/classic-retro-vintage-men-s-peugeot-10-speed-racer/1014736079
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:24 pm

Seriously? Hoping to attract female buyers? :|
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:31 pm

frailer5 wrote:Seriously? Hoping to attract female buyers? :|


Washing baskets are, like, sooooo 2012.
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Postby HappyHumber » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:07 pm

frailer5 wrote:Seriously? Hoping to attract female buyers? :|


I think there's something subliminal in the fact the mannequin changes helmets.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:24 pm

Haha thats priceless !
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:34 pm

no it's not. you're thinking of the slamyourstem thread.
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Crowz » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:03 pm

Not on eBay, but this LeMond looks pretty schmick. Not sure on the price though.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frog » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:30 pm

This Dawes looks loverly - 531c and all!
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ashgrove ... 1015657205
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:16 pm

frog wrote:This Dawes looks loverly - 531c and all!
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ashgrove ... 1015657205


vaeske's.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby feelthewheel » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:33 pm

Did any of the Melbourne forumites manage to snaffle this one?:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/south-me ... 1016075292

Looks to be a pretty sweet bargain. I missed out :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Johnj » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:38 pm

QuangVuong wrote:1950s BolDor
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/raleigh/ ... 015549189#

Would grab it myself, but too far away!


Thanks Quang! This bike is now living at my house.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:48 pm

Good to hear! Gonna ever ride that?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:09 pm

nah, he grows hanging plants on his verandah.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Johnj » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:50 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Good to hear! Gonna ever ride that?


This one's a pure track bike and never been drilled for brakes. I'm allergic to riding brakeless fixies on the road, but my plans this year include some track riding. So yes, it'll get used, but only on the track.

It may, or may not, make a static appearance at Tempe on Saturday to keep my other Bol D'or company.
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